Coralville-based Innovas Technologies will deploy its automatic tube cleaning technology at the Empire State Building in New York City, reports the Corridor Business Journal. Innovas’ Helios Tube Cleaning System is installed on water-cooled chillers and keeps the tubes clean without intervention. The technology translates to an average 10 percent energy efficiency improvement for generating air […]

It is not so surprising to see the descendant of iRobot’s Roomba roaming the floor of a collaborative robotics showcase. Yet the Autonomous Intelligent Vehicle (AIV) – and the seven other fixed, collaborative and mobile robots showcased by Omron on April 4 – show how far industrial robots are coming on the facility grounds. “[The […]

Ag Startup Engine at the Iowa State University Research Park has announced an initial seed investment of $50,000 in Chicago-based ClearFlame Engines – a company integrating low-carbon alternative fuels into diesel engines uses a high-temperature combustion process. ClearFlame Engines is the first company outside of Iowa to join the Ag Startup Engine Fund portfolio, which […]

Wireless communications company Electronic Engineering announced a donation of $20,000 in communications equipment and a work-study/tuition assistance program for students at Des Moines Area Community College with interest in electronic engineering, radio communications and robotics specializations. The work-study program will provide on-the-job experience for students with compensation for work, and funding assistance toward their education […]

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has committed $12 million to fund research in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa College of Engineering, reports the Corridor Business Journal. The grant brings the Carver Charitable Trust’s total giving toward the UI department to $15 million; pending approval from the Iowa Board of […]

Boeing made a $6 million commitment to Iowa State University, with a “significant portion” dedicated to the construction of the upcoming Student Innovation Center, ISU announced this morning. Announced in January 2017, the approximately 140,000-square-foot facility is expected to be completed in January 2020 and will provide space for student laboratory projects and classes in […]